The giant Paua Shell. Riverton. New Zealand.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Punga and Paua
S 46° 20.740 E 168° 01.375
59G E 270922 N 4863237
Quick Description: The deep south is famous for it's Paua, (shellfish) and Riverton has the world's largest Paua shell on show on the main street.
Location: South Island, New Zealand
Date Posted: 4/1/2010 1:38:47 AM
Waymark Code: WM8GX8
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
Views: 3

Long Description:
Riverton's Paua Shell is a giant 4 metre high shell, standing on the main street into the town, an icon of Riverton.
This giant shellfish on the roadside was originally intended to draw attention to a local family's souvenir shop, which specialises in paua products. Since then, the four metre high shell has taken on a new status, and is now seen by many to represent the entire town.

The shell is fiberglass with a laminate of real paua shell.
This Roadside Giant is made out of: Fiberglass

This Roadside Giant Depict...?: Other

Web Address for this giant or group of giants.: Not listed

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